Simonsen Named to National Scenic Byways Board of Directors

Penny Simonsen was recently named to the National Scenic Byways Board of Directors.  Penny attended one of the National Scenic Byway Foundation (NSBF) Leader Training workshops in New York last fall. The vision of the National Scenic Byways Foundation is that Byways […]


The ECRTCC Public Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th in North Branch has been postponed due to the cold weather.  Details on a new time and location will be published at a later date. If you have any question please […]

East Central MN is home to 9 Opportunity Zones!

East Central MN is home to 9 Opportunity Zones! We have shovel-ready certified building sites, great transportation infrastructure and a first-rate workforce. Call us at (320) 679-4065 #29 to discuss your project and allow us to connect you to the […]

Regional Transit Coordination Council Public Meetings

Are you or someone you know, in need of transportation assistance? Are you interested in learning more about what transportation options are available? Do you have ideas or input that you feel would benefit our Transportation Advisory Board as we […]

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis/MADO Business Survey Results

Results of the business survey conducted the week of December 3-7 in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis have been tabulated. 206 businesses from across Minnesota completed the survey. While the survey isn’t scientifically valid, it gives good […]

Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byways Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Members of the Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byways committee were joined by state legislators, representatives from MnDOT, Explore Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, East Central Regional Development Commission and Arrowhead Regional Development Commission at the ribbon cutting ceremony/dedication of the […]